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Meet Tracy

Tracy Munson is a rainbow haired, wine drinking, nature-loving, bunny hugging, award-winning Canadian nature and pet photographer. While living in Toronto, Tracy took every opportunity to escape the city and her rewarding but stressful job in one of the country's largest Animal Shelters. For many years, she travelled Canada in a tiny car, with a large man, a tent, and two chihuahuas. After seeing it all, Atlantic Canada kept drawing her back and in 2018 she escaped city life for good, relocating to beautiful Albert County, NB to pursue photography full time.

Her 25 years of experience as an Animal Care Worker and Veterinary Technician make Tracy uniquely qualified to work with animals who may be shy or fearful. The families she works with are frequently surprised and delighted by the beautiful pet portraits she is able to create by applying a little patience and understanding of animal behaviour.

You can see Tracy’s Landscape and Wildlife Photography here.

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Achievements

So far, Tracy has achieved Professional Accreditations in Animal Portraits, Pictorial/Scenic Photography, Ornithology/Bird Photography, and Canine/Dog Portraiture. Her work has been published in books, calendars, and magazines and has been displayed in galleries, including the prestigious McMichael Canadian Art Collection. She won 2018 Photographic Artist of the Year in the Atlantic Region of the Professional Photographers of Canada. (Also taking home Best Overall Print, Best Pictorial/Floral, Best Fine Art and 2 Judge’s Choice awards in the 2018 Image Competition). At the National Level, Tracy won an Excellence, a Judge's Choice, and a Best In Class in the Pictorial/Floral category in the 2017 Competition. 2016 winner of the Tibor Horvath Award of Excellence in the PPOC Ontario Image Competition. She also writes photography articles for websites and blogs, including the popular Improve Photography website and is a founding member of the Photographer's Co-operative.

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I am so proud to announce my professional accreditation

in Pictorial/Scenic photography and acceptance for full membership with the Professional Photographers of Canada as of October, 2015. I achieved my second accreditation, in Canine Portraiture in April of 2017, and in 2018, I added my third and fourth accreditations in Ornithology/Bird Photography and Animal Portraits.

Accreditation is the first elevation above the general membership level, and is achieved by submitting samples of the applicant’s photography to a PPOC Board of Review for Accreditation. Accreditation demonstrates that the photographer is capable of delivering above average quality photography in a chosen category. In assessing Accreditation Submissions, the judges will consider the following criteria: Impact, Creativity, Style, Composition, Presentation, Color Balance, Centre of Interest, Lighting, Subject Matter, Image file quality, Technique and Story Telling.